GSJ

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  1. I predict a two horse race between goody and goobs, can't see anyone else getting close. No others from the last top 10 will be there i believe. Paton, bruni, bora and a few others to fight out the final podium spot.
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    ....got stung by the 'WASZP'?..OD foiler...

    You don't need much room to quickly roll a boat over unless you leave it there all day, a small carpark sounds like heaps of room.
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    ....got stung by the 'WASZP'?..OD foiler...

    I thought it read you don't need to tip it on land you tip it in shallow water to take off the trolley if its rough otherwise you just slide it off. If you have no room to roll over your boat on land occasionally your club is unusual.Personally I think one of the good attributes of the moth is you can rig it completely on its side onshore and just carry it in, no need to worry about trolley's, fixed rudders or retaining pins. I admit it's only a few steps to deep water but I can't be the only one
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    ....got stung by the 'WASZP'?..OD foiler...

    So here is the key question. What happens if you sail your Moth with the wand on the best settings for steep waves when there are no steep waves? I have sailed a Moth with all the toys and I believe that even if you have the settings for steep waves in flat water and less wind, you still foil. The situation is that you don't go as fast as you would do if you are on the right settings. Or am I wrong? I agree. No big difference in flattish water. For me the biggest advantage of having wand or gearing settings is when going upwind in steep waves. If you can use a longer wand or less gearing than what you need for the downwind, the upwind ride is a lot easier and more enjoyable,because you're not bouncing all over the place. You will have more trouble getting out of the water in marginal conditions which was a stated aim. Maybe the high lift profile will overcome this. I wonder how much onshore adjustment is available as you'd think there would be some to make up for manufacturing tolorences etc. Certainly cut down on the strings but I'd be surprised if they can do away with any form of rha or adjustable wand without tagging waves when trying to go uphill. The ride height looks low in the pictures with a short wand and possibly the fast point a way back.
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    ....got stung by the 'WASZP'?..OD foiler...

    There was a foiling laser on the beach at Sorrento, some pointed and laughed but most people ignored it. I do wonder if the wasp may suffer the same fate after all if you can afford a new one you can probably afford a 2nd hand m2. Hopefully I'm wrong and they sell heaps
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    Artemis?

    I guess you have never pitch poled to windward then, cleary with such big boats it would need to be a nasty set of waves but if the bows go high they need to come down.
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    Artemis?

    Source? I think I saw NO post the sailing session on his Facebook page himself so not sure if you are just trolling. masterbeam is either trolling or the bloke on the artemis 45 with the outteridge top is someone else taking trolling to a new level.
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    Artemis?

    In the interview the other day percy mentioned they gave OR a touch up. At the end OR isn't really foiling and certainly going slower(maybe they just did a gybe). Not sure what that means for their design but having one of the best small high performance sailors(and the guy who carries him through his sailing career ) on board wouldn't of hurt. You would think if the foiling 45 was close to competitive you would get it done. Having said that as the boats get bigger this advantage is probably greatly diminished. The 45's did look fast and lively with the foils seemingly almost neutral, you couldn't imagine that to much manual adjustment was going on besides the driving and trim to control ride height, would be very interesting to know how they control it. I still think AR can be competitive but they can't afford anymore design mistakes, they need to put their observing to good use and have boat 2 going fast as soon as it splashes. You can't write them off before you even see their boat. Question: Do the 45's foil upwind or get close?
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    Artemis?

    Perhaps the red buttons on the tiller/wheels are just for the skipper to talk to everyone. Probably unlikely hopefully they are for something cooler.
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    Artemis?

    That's what happens when you put a dinghy/skiff sailor on a big boat - cant get used to the whole one job one string per person thing. Do you really think he isn't good enough to hild/ease a sheet while steering?!!! Looking around too for tactics, what are the other snoozers doing onboard? The real question though is what does that red button on the tiller end do?
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    Artemis?

    They are not freaking out because of 1 of the following or both 1. They are getting paid good money to sail lots of cool boats and are just having good time having got their mates also employed by the team. 2. They rate themselves that highly as sailors that they think they will able to get it done even with a half competitive boat.
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    Artemis?

    It would seem unlikely although you wouldn't think he would be to out of his depth working for ac team. All the teams have at least one of his boats. While moths have little in common with cats 60 foot bigger its interesting how some things that have played out. Oracle 72 for example was launched with short rudders, seemed unstable and had bow up attitude just like early moths, the much faster Mach 2 moth(effectively amacs 2nd generation boat) was then launched with a long rudder and a more bow down attitude. Coincidence probably but I know when the first pictures came out all the moth sailors said too bow up and longers rudders are the needed. So in summary Rohan I have no idea.
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    Artemis?

    I continue to believe Artemis has the strongest sailing team and if they can execute a late strategy of nicking everybody else's good ideas (and why not?) then it's too soon to write them off, as so many seem anxious to do. This said even though I'd be sad to see Gunvor's money lifting the Cup. I thought that they may have shot before but when Cayard said that Boat 2 wont be ready until May and they still don't know if they will be 80% foil assist or full foiling .. I felt that was his last chance gone .. Based on their inability to meet previous deadlines they will probably struggle to get it going before the LV series .. never mind getting the foils to work and polish the crew .. There is no way they can be the strongest crew without time on the water with such a complex boat . There are serious questions whether TNZ will have sufficient time on the water to master these boats (and TNZ are by far way ahead of the other teams in time on foils) let alone a team that has now just started thinking about foiling. AR are history. I agree with dogwatch, their sailing team is the strongest of the challengers. Give them a boat that can compete and they will get it done. Whether they can get such a boat is another thing. LP has a lifetime of experience sailing big cats, NO has proven before he gets up to speed quicker than almost anyone, IP tactics won't get worse.
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    Artemis?

    +1 It is a new class so we just don't know how they will go against LR and ETNZ(the teams would have a better idea). Even with Oracle, I saw a video of them constantly stalling down the bay, on that footage they are no guarantee to make it through the required number of races at pace. Yes Artemis may not be as fast at the moment but you would think they could get the thing around the course on a windy day in a pretty quick time which is a good start. You can scroll back through these forums to see when the vo70's were a new class, Juan K boats certainty were coping a bagging from all the SA experts. Having said all that artemis may have built 2 absolutely rubbish ac72's and are going to cop an absolute hiding. They may have a silver bullet up their sleeve too, etnz showed their hand quiet early.
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    Artemis?

    Yes Loick has certainly been out foiling http://foilingboatad...ith-legend.html A few moth sailors in the team nathan, goobs, kevin hall, adam may to name a few. I doubt very much they were at day 1 of their foiling program after the sail with oracle, they would have looked at it at least as early as they saw the first nz boat fly, probably before. In one interview I thought Loick implied they were expecting more lift from the original boards and had new ones coming. Pretty sure that would be Nathan teaching Loick how to sail a moth?!! (Returning the favour and all that).